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How to get website automatically added into Chrome's my list of other search engines?

So I'm a developer and on Stack Overflow but don't know if this question exactly qualifies to be over there. Kind of depends on if the answer if one requires code so I'm asking here instead. Today I ...
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Make Firefox go to first result when query typed in address bar?

I have just installed Firefox 17 on Windows 7. When I search by writing a word in the address bar and pressing Enter I am not being redirected to the first result automatically. How can I make ...
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Can you change the search engines order in Chrome?

Can you change the search engines order (more specifically, the ones in the default settings tab) in Google Chrome? I think they are in the order they were added to the default search engines tab, ...
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Firefox adding my own URL as my search engine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to add a custom search engine to Firefox? How can I add my own URL (with a %s as the search item) as one of the search engines in Firefox? Right now, it only allows ...
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Userscript to add website screenshot for each google search result?

Before the "preview pane" for google web search results came out from their labs, there already were userscripts to have a visual snapshot for each and every website in a web search query result. ...
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How to change default search engine in firefox running on ubuntu

I did similar threads on this issue, I modified browser.search.defaultenginename and browser.search.defaulturl to Google, it still comes back with Yahoo. I am stuck, not sure how to change the ...
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In Firefox how do you set the page a new tab opens to?

I used to open a new tab and in the URL bar type whatever I wanted to google search. I had some adware toolbar that screwed with some settings and now when I open a new tab there's a search page and ...
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Firefox: Add a custom Google search including pre-defined keywords

I'd like to figure out a way to have customized Google searches to choose from in the Firefox search bar in the top right corner. By customized I just mean the possibility to add specific pre-defined ...
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How to change IE 10 search engine in Windows RT

With the Microsoft Surface right around the corner, I've been trying to live in Metro apps to see if I could live without the desktop in Windows 8. One thing I've noticed is that I can't change the ...
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Enable Instant in Chrome browser using custom search engine

I used this hack to ignore my country location by google chrome default search engine. So far, it has worked at least in Chromium browser, but with the version 20.0.1132.47, it does not work anymore. ...
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How to find all domains containing specific string

I want to know which different pedia's exist. I want a list of all registered domains, which end with pedia.org, pedia.com or pedia.info, (e.g WIKIpedia.org or Anotherpedia.info).
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Why does Google Chrome ignore “last_known_google_url” property in “Local State” file?

I want to force my Google Chrome web browser (version 21.0.1180.89, 64-bit) to use non-localized search (thus Google in English) through address bar, using the default Google search engine. To ...
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Chrome addon for Firefox search bar?

So in Firefox there's an address bar and a search bar right next to it. I happen to have 12-15 different search engines (for various sites) on the search bar. It's become a habit of mine to click on ...
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Search multiple search engines with a single keyword at the same time in Chrome?

I want to search multiple websites at once by using a keyword trigger in Google Chrome. I am trying to achieve this with Javascript as described in this topic over at mozillazine. This is the code ...
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Is there a way to search the web and my own hard drive at the same time?

I have lots of PDFs and other documents on my hard drive, many of which aren't online anywhere. If I know something is online, I can use Google. If I know something is on my drive, I can use ...
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How to modify the language used by the Google Search Engine on IE 9.0?

I would like to know how we can modify the settings of the Google Search Engine used in Internet Explorer 9.0 to force to use a specific language. Our problem is the following: as it uses geolocation ...
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Firefox : 2 different URLs for bookmarks : keyword (for as search engine) and base

With a bookmark of IMDb http://www.imdb.com/find?q=%s and a keyword imdb, I can type imdb seven then enter, and it will send me at http://www.imdb.com/find?q=seven. With the same bookmark or another ...
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Can't do Google UK searches with Firefox Search Box when HTTPS Everywhere is active

When HTTPS Everywhere 2.0.2 extension is active, searches in the built-in Firefox Search Box go to https://encrypted.google.com (instead of https://www.google.co.uk as desired). This means that I ...
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Does using DuckDuckGo on Chrome or Chromium browsers eliminate the privacy advantage? [closed]

The search engine DuckDuckGo purports to be much more private than other search engines such as Google. However, I use the Google Chromium browser which, I believe is collecting data on my web usage. ...
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Set Google Chrome search to ignore location

The default search in Chrome 18 is ...
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how to make a browser/search engine ignore detecting current location

A lot of people are annoyed (including me) when a browser/search engine detects the regional settings. If I am in Romania, it redirect the search engine to google.ro and sets the language to RO. I ...
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How do I add additional parameters to query string of a Firefox Search Plugin?

I have just installed the DuckDuckGo add-on in Firefox 11.0, running on XP SP 3. I would like to add additional parameters to the query string. However, any changes I make are not reflected in the ...
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Where can a find a video search site with an HD filter? [closed]

Is there any site that I can use to search YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, etc. for HD videos in 720p and up? Some time ago I recall being able to do this with Google Video Search but that feature is ...
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Refining searches step by step

Say I am searching for job openings, most results would be uninteresting, for example I might get peoples CVs instead of job openings, or I might want to exclude posts from people who post a lot ...
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can't add a new search engine in chrome

After I enter a new search engine and its URL, how can I actually add it? There is no button to push, actually there are no control elements whatsoever. I will appreciate your help in this matter.
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Desktop/server search engine with night time indexing

Is there some desktop/server search engine (such as Google Desktop or Copernic) satisfying the below requests. Requests: Must work on Windows server and Windows 7 environments. Indexing can be ...
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Full-Text Search Through My Bookmarks?

I would like to be able to search through pages which I have bookmarked. Like a Google search but limited to my bookmarks. Firefox allows you to search through your bookmarks but only the URL, Title ...
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How to save/export Firefox search engines

I got many different search engines added to my search toolbar in Firefox (version 8). As I'm facing a soon re-install of my O/S, I need want to backup these search engines - preferably also the ...
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How to add Google as search engine in Internet Explorer 8

I don't have Google listed among available search engines. Search for "Google" in the IE Gallery finds nothing.
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Google Chrome custom search engine for secure Wikipedia through Google search

I have this custom search engine set up in Google Chrome: https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Aen.wikipedia.org+%s&btnI=1 It searches Google for site:en.wikipedia.org {query}, and the btnI=1 ...
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How can I make Firefox use local Google for search?

I live in the UK and it's really annoying that the Google results are always American. How can I configure Firefox to use google.co.uk instead of google.com?
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Change the search engine used by about:home in Firefox

Firefox's default home or start page provides a search engine with some snippets below it. Is there any way to customize the search engine used through about:config or some other configuration file? ...
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Custom Chrome Search Engine for site with frames does not work

Usually when I search something on a site, Google Chrome automatically adds it to Preferences -> Basics -> Search -> Manage Search Engines -> Other search engines. However, even though I searched ...
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How do I change linux mint's default search in Chromium to normal?

I've used Linux Mint for over 6 months, and have been loving it until I installed Mint 11 today. Everything was great until I loaded up chromium and saw that it only allows you to search through ...
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Quickly switch between search engines in Internet Explorer 9

I have added custom search engines in Internet Explorer 9 but would like to be able to switch between using them in the search bar. How can I quickly switch between using them?
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Adding custom search engines to Internet Explorer 9

How do I add Wikipedia and Google in the search bar in Microsoft Internet Explorer 9? Where in the settings do I add such custom search engines?
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Emacs line number

I am having problems obtaining a line number while within an emacs buffer. I have the following number in my initilization file: (setq line-number-display-limit 2000000), and I have verified that line ...
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How to find out on how many Web sites a word or phrase occurs?

For many search queries, especially those with phrases in quotation marks ("), search engines often state a very wrong number of search results on the first results page. E.g., For query "my house ...
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Google Chrome automatically adding websites to my list of search engines?

I have noticed that certain websites (e.g. Stack Exchange sites, Dell, etc.) are automatically added to my list of search engines in Google Chrome. They even add a keyboard shortcut to their entry. ...
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Search Keyword/Abbreviation in Internet Explorer 9

In Chrome I rely heavily on search "keywords" as a shortcut for searching specific sites. For instance to search Google I quickly type g some topic, or to search youtube yt funny video, Wolfram Alpha ...
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Is there a 'file indexer' for EVERY file on linux? [closed]

I'm using winXP and openSUSE... On win, I have 'search everything' tool, which indexes every file in comp.. Is there a similar tool for linux.. It saves me much time... Thank you... ...
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Change the default search engine for Firefox's address bar

I love the ability to just type something into Firefox's address bar and do a Google search. But I was wondering if there was some way to customize what search engine Firefox used?
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Firefox - built in search engine toolbar broken

When I change the order of the search engines (Toolbar -> Manage Search Engines -> Move up / down -> Ok) it changes the order, until I close and reopen the browser. I can't imagine that's the way ...
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Is there a neat / organized way to edit the Chrome Search Engines list?

I really want to sort by url, name, or keyword in a spreadsheet-style list so I can make changes quickly. Chrome 6 on OSX 10.6.
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How to really change Firefox search engine plugin's name?

I tried to change the search engine plugin's name (displayed in the drop down menu when you're switching search engines) but to no avail. I changed the os:ShortName tag in the search plugin xml file ...
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How to search specific file format on the internet for download purpose

For example : I want to search for specific file format (NES format) on internet to download.How to search to download from direct-link?
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Add google as my search engine again

Experimentally, I removed google from the list of possible search engines in the search bar on firefox. Now I can't find it again--apparently so few people need to actually add google that it's ...
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Why is Firefox searching with Bing when it shouldn't be?

I have changed the Firefox default keyword.url in about:config to http://www.google.com/search?btnG=Google+Search&q= but when I search from the address bar it goes to Bing. How is this possible? ...
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How to disable Microsoft hostname lookup “enhancements”?

Recently, I found if I enter a single word query "blah" into a browser (Firefox or Safari) on my home Windows machine (not connected to domain) then search is redirected to Bing, instead of my default ...
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Excel + Search Engine?

is there any way a spreadsheet program (like Excel) can communicate with a search engine (like Google or WolframAlpha ?) The perfect method would be a excel macro that could ask feed the search ...